of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Ireland. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served on board the U.S.S. Commodore Hull at the capture of Plymouth, 31 October 1864.
Painfully wounded by a shell which killed the man at his side, Colbert, as captain of the
forward pivot gun, remained at his post until the end of the action, braving the heavy
enemy fire and appearing as cool as if at mere target practice.
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